phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution (CVE-2004-1315)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-344|
|Source:||US-CERT Advisory VU#497400|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
phpBB 2.x before 2.0.11
A code injection and execution vulnerability has been reported in phpBB.
The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation on the highlight parameter supplied to viewtopic.php. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by injecting malicious SQL code to the target server. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive user information and possibly execute arbitrary commands on the target server.
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.
Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70
How Can I Protect My Network?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: phpBB viewtopic.php URL Decoding Code Execution